Twist Bioscience to Provide Antibody Discovery, Optimization and Access to Library of Libraries for Drug Research to Stanford University Laboratories
Through Stanford’s Innovative Medicines Accelerator (IMA), its researchers will be able to access Twist’s “Library of Libraries,” a range of pre-constructed and validated synthetic antibody libraries, as well as proprietary discovery and optimization capabilities of Twist Biopharma, a division of
Each academic laboratory working through the IMA may independently access the “Library of Libraries” and once accessed, has the option to use this robust discovery tool to discover new biologics against their specified target, or to have Twist Biopharma conduct the discovery and optimization work. Twist will receive technology access fees for each lab that accesses the “Library of Libraries” and will share in revenue of all antibodies that are outlicensed for further development. The first project under the agreement focuses on discovery of novel antibodies to a neuroscience target from the lab of
“At Twist, we bring a differentiated approach to biologics discovery that can be applied to a wide range of therapeutic targets and diseases,” said Emily M. Leproust, Ph.D., CEO and co-founder of
By leveraging Twist’s unique ability to manufacture DNA at scale, researchers can construct proprietary antibody libraries precisely designed to match sequences that occur in the human body. This “Library of Libraries” gives Twist’s partners an integral and unbiased resource for antibody therapeutic discovery and optimization. This precise and rational approach to library fabrication combined with sophisticated bioinformatics and software expertise expedites antibody discovery by decreasing risk, increasing speed, and lowering the failure rate for antibody therapeutic development.
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